Florida pastor arrested on child sexual battery charge

February 9, 2018

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida pastor has been arrested on a charge of sexual battery against a child under age 12.

In a news release, Polk County Sheriff’s officials the pastor, whose identity hasn’t been released, was arrested Thursday. Officials also haven’t said which church the pastor is affiliated with.

Sheriff Grady Judge is expected to release additional details during a Friday morning news conference.

The release says the pastor was also charged with lewd and lascivious exhibition.

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